I present to you the A898 as caught in the wild...
(Image Source: PINOY Phones | Photo Credit: www.tjsdaily.com)Why would you want to buy this phone? Why would you not?
It's got everything that the A878 has...
• Dual Sim / Dual Standby
• 4.3" IPS-WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen (480 x 800 pixels)
• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
• Downloading Thousands of Applications and Games
• 4GB storage (2.56 GB user usable) / 512 RAM (484MB usable) / 1GHz Dual Core Processor
• 1800mAh Lypolymer Battery
• Motion Sensor / Proximity Sensor
• Triband GSM
• WiFi Hotspot / GPS
• HSDPA 7.2Mbps / TV-Out / Video Call
• Dual Camera: 5MP Auto Focus Camera with Dual LED Flash (Main)
• JAVA / EDGE / WAP / GPRS / SMS / MMS
• MP3 / Multimedia Player / FM Radio
• Pinoy Phone Apps.
• 3.5mm Headset Jack / 2.0 Micro USB
• Micro SD expandable up to 32GB
... plus a couple of things that it lacked...
• VGA Camera (Front)
• 3G connectivity.
Those two things which may have been deal breakers for the previous model will give this newer unit the edge. Plus, if the web chatter is to be believed, it's going to sell for a measly 500 pesos more than the A878. The A898 Duo can be yours for P7,499. That, my dear readers, is a real steal. Really.
I'm betting that the folks who jumped at the chance at buying the A878 might be experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse. But, then again, maybe they're already happy with what they have. :) I'm betting though that some people might be letting go of their A878 for cheap when this one actually hits the market.